International Liaison


SDF which was established by the heads of the eight SAARC Member States in April 2010 with the aim to promote the welfare of the people of SAARC region, improve their quality of life, and accelerate economic growth, social progress and poverty. SDF has three Windows. They are Social, Economic and Infrastructure Windows.

A concept proposal of the Project titled “Networking and Capacity Building of Woman Entrepreneurs from SAARC Countries” was submitted by PASTIC in 2014 to SDF under the Social Window, which was finally approved in 2017 after a few revisions under SAARC’s Strategy of Regional Integration. It’s a regional project and all the eight (08) SAARC member states including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives are participating in this project. PASTIC (Pakistan) is the Lead Implementing Agency (LIA) in the project. Major objectives of the project are:

1. Development of a Web Portal for networking of women SMEs in SAARC region to promote:
2. Women entrepreneurial networks for advancement of their businesses at regional level.
3. Co-operation and partnerships for promotion of their products at regional level.
4. Facilitate Women entrepreneurial activities for betterment of their economies

CEHANET (WHO):Environmental Health Regional Information Network of the World Health Organization (Eastern Mediterranean Region)

PASTIC is the National Focal Agency for CEHANET (WHO):Environmental Health Regional Information Network of the World Health Organization (Eastern Mediterranean Region). The Regional Centre for Environmental Health Activities (CEHA) was established by the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in Amman, Jordan in 1985. The main purpose of the centre is to provide scientific and technical cooperation to the 23 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) for promoting their EH capabilities and programmes. Although CEHA’s scope is the wide environmental health spectrum, major focus is being put on community water and sanitation issues as the main priority in the Region This is a result of the critical water scarcity being faced by most of the countries of the Region. This programme aims at providing online information on Environmental Health issues, publications, experts in the countries of the Easter Mediterranean Region. :